The book contains 5 chapters with 19 contributions form internationally well acknowledged experts in various fields of crystal growth. The topics are ranging from fundamentals (thermodynamic of epitaxy growth, kinetics, morphology, modeling) to new crystal materials (carbon nanocrystals and nanotubes, biological crystals), to technology (Silicon Czochralski growth, oxide growth, III-IV epitaxy) and characterization (point defects, X-ray imaging, in-situ STM). It covers the treatment of bulk growth as well as epitaxy by anorganic and organic materials.


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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Fundamentals Thermodynamics of Modern Epitaxial Growth Processes (G.B. Stringfellow) 1. Introduction 2. Thermodynamic driving force for epitaxy 3. Binary phase diagrams 4. Surface phase diagrams 5. Solution thermodynamics 5.1. Surface thermodynamics 5.2. Effect of surface on growth processes 6. Effects of surfactants 7. Antimony Actual Concepts of Interface Kinetics (K.A. Jackson) 1. General considerations 1.1. Atoms at an interface 1.2. General equation for the growth rate of crystals 1.3. Entropy change on crystallization 1.4. Early models for melt growth 1.5. Growth rate from the melt 1.6. Nucleation of layers 1.7. Growth on screw dislocations 2. Molecular dynamics simulations of crystal growth 2.1. Crystallization from the melt 3. The Kossel-Stranksi model 3.1. Bonding at an interface 3.2. Surface roughness 3.3. Monte Carlo simulations of crystallization 3.4. Equilibrium surface structure 3.5. Monte Carlo computer simulation results 3.6. Simulations of silicon growth 3.7. Kinetic roughening 4. The fluctuation dissipation theorem 4.1. Interface fluctuations 4.2. Determination of the kinetic coefficient from fluctuations 5. Non-equilibrium segregation in binary systems 5.1. Experimental observations 5.2. Monte Carlo computer modeling 5.3. Analytical model 5.4. Comparison with experiment Theory of Crystal Growth


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About the editors

Georg Müller

Affiliations and Expertise

University Erlangen-Nuerenberg, Erlangen, Germany

Jean-Jacques Métois

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre de Recherche de la Matière Condensée et des Nanosciences, Marseille, France

Peter Rudolph

Affiliations and Expertise

Crystal Technology Consulting (CTC), Schönefeld, Germany